Development of solutions that reduce carbon footprints is therefore the number one priority in our sustainability strategy. Our focus is on bringing innovative and competitive solutions to market in areas where we can make the biggest impact. Our heat pump sales volume in the European market cuts CO2 emissions for both our customers and society and this is something we are proud of.
228,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide
Based on the cut in emissions from the type of heating systems our heat pumps replaced in the respective markets in 2019 alone, the reduction was 228,000 tonnes of CO2 this year. This is approximately the same amount as the total emissions from all buses, mopeds and motorbikes in the whole of Sweden, or 100,000 return flights to Thailand*. Thanks to the positive transition in the electricity sector in Europe, emissions of carbon dioxide from the electricity used by our heat pumps are rapidly falling every year. This means the environmental benefit is growing all the time. Reduced emissions of greenhouse gases is one of the most important drivers in our work to combat climate change, and heat pumps are therefore an important and good solution in efforts to achieve the UN Global Goals.
Our calculation is based on national market conditions in each country in Europe. We take into account all types of heating systems that our heat pumps replace and we base our calculations on the energy efficiency of the different types and the specific power generation in each country. In total, national assessments of 39 different parameters for 27 different countries are included.
*This publication was used for calculating travel: https://www.naturvardsverket.se/Documents/publikationer/978-91-620-5903-3.pdf